Johnny Depp and Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash version
Johnny Cash recorded a version of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” on American V: A Hundred Highways in 2003, with an arrangement quite different from most known gospel versions of the song. The song is presented with a rhythmic stomp-clap downbeat, grim and pessimistic in its portrayal of a vengeful and uncompromising God, serving as a warning to sinners.
A music video, directed by Tony Kaye,[1] was made for this version in late 2006. It featured a number of celebrities, including Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Flea, Q-Tip, Adam Levine, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Sir Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Amy Lee, Scott Weiland, the Dixie Chicks, Mick Jones, Sharon Stone, Bono, Shelby Lynne, Anthony Kiedis, Travis Barker, Lisa Marie Presley, Kid Rock, Jay-Z, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Corinne Bailey Rae, Johnny Depp, Graham Nash, Brian Wilson, Rick Rubin, Whoopi Goldberg, Owen Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis. It also briefly features archive footage of Cash himself. The video was shot entirely in black and white. Since its release, both the song and video have seen moderate airplay.
The video won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.
johnny-depp-images-1Johnny Cash recorded a version of “God’s Gonna Cut You Down” on American V: A Hundred Highways in 2003, with an arrangement quite different from most known gospel versions of the song. The song is presented with a rhythmic stomp-clap downbeat, grim and pessimistic in its portrayal of a vengeful and uncompromising God, serving as a warning to sinners.
A music video, directed by Tony Kaye,[1] was made for this version in late 2006. It featured a number of celebrities, including Iggy Pop, Kanye West, Chris Martin, Kris Kristofferson, Patti Smith, Terrence Howard, Flea, Q-Tip, Adam Levine, Chris Rock, Justin Timberlake, Kate Moss, Sir Peter Blake, Sheryl Crow, Dennis Hopper, Woody Harrelson, Amy Lee, Scott Weiland, the Dixie Chicks, Mick Jones, Sharon Stone, Bono, Shelby Lynne, Anthony Kiedis, Travis Barker, Lisa Marie Presley, Kid Rock, Jay-Z, Keith Richards, Billy Gibbons, Corinne Bailey Rae, Johnny Depp, Graham Nash, Brian Wilson, Rick Rubin, Whoopi Goldberg, Owen Wilson and Jerry Lee Lewis. It also briefly features archive footage of Cash himself. The video was shot entirely in black and white. Since its release, both the song and video have seen moderate airplay.
The video won the 2008 Grammy Award for Best Short Form Music Video.

The story behind Johnny Depp appearing a Tom Petty music video

The music video starred Johnny Depp as the protagonist named Eddie Rebel, Gabrielle Anwar as Eddie’s girlfriend, Faye Dunaway as Eddie’s manager and featured cameos by Tom Petty as the Roadie named Bart (as well as the tattoo artist and reporter), Terence Trent D’Arby, Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips and Matt LeBlanc later of Friends.
The video starts like a storybook narration, as Eddie’s story unfolds. Eddie arrives in Hollywood after graduating high school and joins the local scene. He finds a girl (Anwar) who has the same tattoo as he has gotten, a heart impaled with a stilleto knife. As Eddie works as a doorman, his girlfriend teaches him to play guitar. Their landlady (Dunaway) turns out to be a cross between a fairy godmother and a svengali, managing his increasing success as a rock star.
Unfortunately the success goes to Eddie’s head, as he becomes more indulgent (getting drunk and rude at an MTV award ceremony and losing his temper in a music video shoot). Things come to a head when he excludes his manager from a red carpet event. Infuriated, his manager (Dunaway) waves her wand and breaks the spell, with disastrous results. Eddie’s career quickly fizzles, his girlfriend/wife leaves him, and the heart in his tattoo fades away. The story closes with Eddie returning to the tattoo parlor, where he finds a newcomer getting the same tattoo. Tom Petty then closes the video with the classic fairy tale ending that “they all lived happily ever after”. ~ (wiki)

johnny-depp-images-1The music video starred Johnny Depp as the protagonist named Eddie Rebel, Gabrielle Anwar as Eddie’s girlfriend, Faye Dunaway as Eddie’s manager and featured cameos by Tom Petty as the Roadie named Bart (as well as the tattoo artist and reporter), Terence Trent D’Arby, Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips and Matt LeBlanc later of Friends.

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The video starts like a storybook narration, as Eddie’s story unfolds. Eddie arrives in Hollywood after graduating high school and joins the local scene. He finds a girl (Anwar) who has the same tattoo as he has gotten, a heart impaled with a stilleto knife. As Eddie works as a doorman, his girlfriend teaches him to play guitar. Their landlady (Dunaway) turns out to be a cross between a fairy godmother and a svengali, managing his increasing success as a rock star.

Unfortunately the success goes to Eddie’s head, as he becomes more indulgent (getting drunk and rude at an MTV award ceremony and losing his temper in a music video shoot). Things come to a head when he excludes his manager from a red carpet event. Infuriated, his manager (Dunaway) waves her wand and breaks the spell, with disastrous results. Eddie’s career quickly fizzles, his girlfriend/wife leaves him, and the heart in his tattoo fades away. The story closes with Eddie returning to the tattoo parlor, where he finds a newcomer getting the same tattoo. Tom Petty then closes the video with the classic fairy tale ending that “they all lived happily ever after”. ~ (wiki)